ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

CSUF Faculty: Focused on First-Generation College Students

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Cal State Fullerton’s Faculty Development Center this summer presented its first-ever extended, multi-day faculty institute focused on first-generation college students, their struggles and the importance of faculty support for this student population.

Led by Maria Estela Zarate, associate professor of educational leadership, and Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton, professor of educational leadership, both of whom were first-generation college students, the workshops aimed to encourage faculty to discuss, develop and integrate specific teaching techniques to support the academic achievement of first-generation college students, such as how to be explicit in their expectations and instructions. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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